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pennsylvania supreme court will consider the constitutionality of this new law and whether pennsylvania's new definition of what it means to be legally entitled to vote is as outrageous for everyone as it is for the people who are getting bad press he doesn't like. we will keep you posted on that. he doesn't like. "first look" is up next. tipping point. anti-american protesters attack u.s. government buildings in two countries leaving one state employee dead. all eyes on apple as the buzz builds over the rumored next generation iphone. deep impact. an astronomer captures an explosion on jupiter. good morning. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc.
we begin this morning with under siege. violent protest broke out between libya and egypt resulting in the death of at least one american. smoke and flames billowed out after libyan security forces clashed with armed protesters throwing bombs at the compound. they were outraged by a film promoted by an advocate that criticizes. secretary of state, hillary clinton, condemned the attacked and confirmed one state officer was killed in the protest. anger built over the same movie. they replaced the mern flag with a black islamic flag.
the white house is denying a split. the white house says president obama spoke on the telephone with benjamin netanyahu and said they are trying to stop iran from building a nuclear web. they report he rejected a meeting with netanyahu next week. netanyahu wants to know what would possess a strike. congress appears to be gridlocked in the battle over the budget. john boehner says he is not confident congress can reach an agreement before the election to avoid the cliff. it may downgrade the credit rating if a deal can't be reached. steve handelsman has the latest from capitol hill. >> reporter: democratic and republican lawmakers stood together to remember 9/11.
they are so far apart on the deals they have to make, the top republican said they may fail. >> i'm not confident at all. >> reporter: if it's not settled by january, everyone's taxes rise. deep cuts get triggers. the economy takes such a big hit, it's called the fiscal cliff. moody's warn, if the current budget negotiations fail, moody's expect to lower the rating of the bills like rival standard & poor's did. led by mitt romney, republicans are focused on the defense cuts charging president obama is to blame even though republicans agreed to make them automatic if there's no budget dell. >> the president should be called upon, asked, what is his plan. how is he going to lead to make sure the military is not hollowed out. >> reporter: democrats have a plan. agree to tax the rich more.
avoid the pentagon cuts. they say it's republicans giving up and adjourning next week. >> you are facing a catastrophe and don't have time to address it. >> reporter: democrats will, too. job one is getting reelected. i'm steve handelsman, nbc capitol hill. it's finally here. today is the day apple ends the speculation swirled around the media event. they expect the company to debut the new iphone today. a launch that will have a significant impact on the economy. jay gray has more. >> reporter: faster, slimmer, sleeker, more memory and bigger applications. it can feed your dog, even change your baby's diaper. the last two are a stretch. the speculation of the iphone and what it may be able to do have been building for months
now. >> it's what i'm curious to see. the laws of physics and design dictate a phone can only be a phone. we are not getting a magical flying spaceship. it's a roughly square device with a system that is familiar to people. >> reporter: it stretches to make a call and surf the web. today's announcement could be the biggest consumer electronic launch of all time. 5.5 million could sell during its debut weekend and sales could alter the u.s. economy. >> it seems insane. when you think the apple hype machine cannot be higher, you see a report showing the iphone could impact the entire united states domestic product. >> reporter: that's right. analyst jp morgan says it could
boost the gdp by a half percentage point. answers should be later this morning when we find out what is at the center of this apple core. jay grarks nbc news, san francisco. here is your "first look" at headlines around america. in florida, a dramatic end to a high speed chase after a car smashed into the back of another car before coming to a rest along i-95. two men and a teenager took off running. the trio may be linked to a series of burglaries. in utah, a breach of earth -- strong thunderstorms were too much for the dike. the flooding forced evacuations. in pennsylvania, heartless act of vandalism. the target, animals. a goat and horse were separate
painted over the weekend. they are sitting on the farm. the owners think they tagged mailboxes. finally, could this be the future of our military? the pentagon backed darpa program has robot dogs. it could lighten the load for our troops. gps keeps them moving in the right direction. now, for a look at the latest national and regional weather we turn to todd santos. that dog is creepy. >> if military dogs weren't scary enough, that's a different level. >> as you go outside, find cooler temperatures through the northwest. billings to wyoming we are dealing with some showers. here is a look over vegas
yesterday. incredibly enough, we didn't have a lot of rainfall. 1.18 inches. prompted some rescue missions via helicopter to get folks out of the water there. that was the highest number rainfall wise. it's been incredibly parched. we got rain around lake immediate. when you get all that at once, then you see scenes like that. it should improve. eastern san bernardino county. that will be one area we are watching. the showers across the four corners is going eject the moisture to the plains. looking at the country, the eastern half, quiet scenario with the exception of florida. still has the on shore flow. that on shore flow could prompt rip current risk. sunny from boston down to little
rock. notice chicago is still on the dry side of things. tomorrow, we'll have a better chance of showers for you. the on shore flow, showers up toward jacksonville. southern florida could fire up more showers. there's a look at activity across the west that could be heavier at times today. coming up, we'll talk about temperatures that are taking big changes for many areas of the country. >> thanks so much, todd. stocks soar, zuckerburg speaks. your "first look" at this mornings business headlines are straight ahead. coming up t orioles pull even. bieber fever hits a minor league hockey team. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. look at those toys. insurance must be expensive.
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welcome back to "first look." here are some of the top stories making headlines this morning. no end in sight for the chicago teachers strike that gos into the third day today. union negotiators did not make much progress in talks yesterday. bradley has been awarded $105 million, the largest federal payout in history. he turned in ubs for helping thousands of americans evade taxes. next month, the interior of the statue of liberty will be reopened. it's been closed for republican novations since last october. an amateur astronomer captured a video of a flash hitting jupiter. it happened early monday morning. astronomers say the massive gravity makes it a cosmic shield
to protect life on earth. here is your "first look" of this mornings dish of scrambled politics. republican vice president candidate paul ryan is starting new tv ads in wisconsin asking voters to reelect him to his house in the seat. it macon fuse people because of the mitt romney/paul ryan ticket. sheldon add lson might do well if romney wins. he's spending $100 million in 2012 could benefit to the tune of $2 billion from the tax breaks romney proposed. conservative talk show hosts, including rush limbaugh are blasting the gop saying a third party could rise. if romney can't beat president obama the entire republican party should be shut down.
jay-z and beyonce will host a fund-raiser. they will welcome 100 donors paying $40,000 a ticket. speaking of partying, politico shows photographs of president obama as what might be called beer drinker in chief. now, several brewers announced they will produce batches of the white house ales being made at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. they plan to sell it under the name president honey ale. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. here is your first look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,323 after gaining 69 points yesterday. the s&p was up four and nasdaq up a fraction. tokyo, the nikkei moved 152 points while in hong kong the hang seng jumped.
here at home, the dow hit the highest level in nearly five years tuesday. energy, industrials and financials. traders sat on the sidelines. germany's ruling on the bailout zone today. there was heavy volume on the nasdaq as apple shares slid. morgan stanley smith at $13.5 billion. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg admitted he is disappointed with the company's crumbling share price. his comments pushed facebook shares higher. meanwhile, the ceo of zynga resigned this week. luxury retailer issued a profit
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welcome back to "first look." in sports, it's been a hard year for the last place boston red sox. they could still enjoy messing things up for the yankees. here is fred roggin. >> good morning. the red sox are not going make the postseason, but they can play the role of spoiler against the yanks. tied at three. fourth hit of the game. a single to right. the throw to the plate, not in time. the sox walk off with a 4-3 win. with a yankee loss, the orioles are in a tie for first. a pair of home runs against the
rays. baltimore crushed them. the rays two back in the east. the tigers made up a game on the white sox. cabrera smashed a home run. detroit won, 5-3, they trail chicago. the mets wore first responder nypd hats during batting practice. this team belonged to the team in red, white and blue. the gnats won after a 5-3 victory. if you build it, they will come. that's what seattle is hoping. they plan to build an arena to house an nhl team. soccer head coach guaranteed a winning team usa deliver in a game to make or break the world cup. they beat jamaica, 1-0. hercules gomez made the goal. the next qualifier, october 12th.
finally, a serious case of bieber fever. they offered the pop star a one-year contract. bieber is canadian, so he's got to be good at hockey. bieber on ice could be the best hockey you see all winter. that's your first look at sports, i'm fred roggin. now for a look at the weather, here is todd santos with the weather channel forecast. good morning, again. >> better him than myself on ice. hey, you know, i mentioned temperature. big differences for especially the eastern half of the country. a couple degrees warmer than yesterday. still in the upper 50s in boston. getting toward billings, we are dealing with the cooler numbers. 58 in denver. later this afternoon, a better chance of showers, thunderstorms in denver. it's quiet from kansas city to chicago. tomorrow is the best chance for showers. a good stretch of the east coast
is quiet. beautiful for your travel weather. southern florida is your best chance for showers. looking to the north, up toward alaska, that one spin of low pressure to the east giving better conditions for many there in the western side of the state. mara? >> thank you very much, todd. jessica simpson's odd new commercial. plus, a new chris brown controversy. hid he really debt a new tattoo showing rihanna's beaten face? you're watching "first look" on msnbc. itary, and commitment is not limited to one's military oath. the same set of values that drive our nation's military are the ones we used to build usaa bank. with our award winning apps that allow you to transfer funds, pay bills or manage your finances anywhere, anytime. so that wherever your duty takes you, usaa bank goes with you. visit us online to learn what makes our bank so different.
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yesterday, nicki minaj revealed in her new song she only sarcastically endorsed mitt romney. or as republicans put it, wow, you, too. check this out, a company in sweden is selling a purse that can hold a box of wine. or kathie lee calls it a purse. tonight, jimmy welcomes amy adams, "meet the press" moderator, david gregory. that's late night with jimmy fallon. it's on your local nbc station. it's time now for your "first look" at entertainment news. chris brown denies his tattoo is of a beaten rihanna. he says it's a mexican day of the skull design.
jessica simpson was on katy couric's new show. what's harder to sympathize is her awkward weight watchers commercial. who was so uncomfortable showing her body? why not show her body later. do you mind bill murray playing franklin roosevelt? he's earned excellent reviews. you know, with the whole jessica simpson commercial, not showing her body it shows there's something to be ashamed of. >> it doesn't show confident in what you are showing. you read into it. you want to see how it can work for you. >> for her to debut her progress on katy couric's show.
she's a beautiful woman. she looks great. it takes time. >> she's just a curse on the cowboys. >> there's that. football fans will never forget her for that. >> i'm mara schiavocampo. stay tuned. "way too early" with willie geist starts right now. violent anti-american protests break out in egypt and libya leaving a state department employee dead. the question is, what are the mobs protesting? we'll have a live report from richard engel in cairo. bill clinton takes to the campaign trail in florida on behalf of president obama with a tried and true message, we feel your pain. how powerful and persuasive is the two-headed presidential monster of clinton and obama? >> the yankees are looking like a team that wants to play